EVENT REPORT: Learning from a loss – digital lessons from the 2013 BC NDP Election campaign

It’s often said that we can learn more from failure than success. At Net2van’s April 1 meetup we took a look at the BC NDP’s 2013 election digital strategy. Michael Roy talked about successful tactics and tools, and the lessons he learned. Despite the failure of the campaign, the digital effort – online engagement, fundraising, and outreach – broke new ground in many areas.

We are happy to share video, slides and photos from the event.

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Our thanks to Noah Ferguson for taking awesome event photos!

Presenter

Michael Roy is the Director of Communications at the BC NDP. He oversees the party’s digital outreach and paid media, and had the pleasure of working with a talented team during the last campaign.

Michael Roy for Net2van

The Digital Nonprofit Conference: May 9 2014

Dear Net2van friends,

Guess what? We’re holding our 4th annual NetSquared conference on May 9th 2014!

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Learn about innovative approaches to digital engagement from local experts during this full-day event at the Creekside Community Centre at Vancouver’s Athlete’s Village.

This is an ideal opportunity for our members and their organization’s leaders to learn how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy. We’ll hear from some of the Pacific Northwest’s top digital strategists who will share their vision of the future of the digital non-profit.

Here’s a sampling of the speakers in our fantastic line-up:

  • Lee Lefever of Seattle’s Common Craft – “The Art of Explanation”
  • Reilly Yeo and Vojtech Sedlak of OpenMedia.ca – “The Engagement Pyramid: Keeping supporters engaged for the long haul”
  • Lynda Gerty of Vantage Point – “The Abundant Not-for-Profit: linking engagement and technology”
  • Meriko Kubota of Telus Public Affairs – “Corporate Community Investment: How Technology is Improving Social Impact”
  • John Bromley of Chimp.net – “What Does Charity Look Like in 2020?”
  • Monique Sherrett of Boxcar Marketing – “The Multi-Screen World”
  • Crystal Henrickson of Invoke Labs – “Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits”

Have we convinced you to RSVP? If not read on!

Your full day will include:

  • Focused and informative sessions from the nonprofit sector’s top thinkers
  • Networking opportunities including round-table group discussions and optional post-conference drinks.
  • Lee LeFever, our keynote speaker from Common Craft in Seattle – author of The Art of Explanation
  • A continental breakfast and lunch provided by some of Vancouver’s famous food trucks and a mobile espresso bar

Over 75% sold! Get your tickets now: http://www.picatic.com/the-digital-nonprofit

Who should attend?

  • Nonprofit leaders responsible for their organization’s strategy
  • Digital staff and fundraisers who execute online campaigns
  • Program and support staff who want to more effectively engage their stakeholders

This is going to be an amazing day. Register today: http://www.picatic.com/the-digital-nonprofit

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APRIL 1: Learning from a loss – digital lessons from the 2013 BC NDP Election campaign

It’s often said that we can learn more from failure than success. We’ll be taking a look at the BC NDP 2013 election digital strategy, talking about successful tactics and tools, and the lessons we learned. Despite the failure of the campaign, the digital effort – online engagement, fundraising, and outreach – broke new ground in many areas.

This session is for:

  • Nonprofit Executives who want to develop digital campaign strategies
  • Nonprofit Staff looking to learn about the latest tactics and tools
  • Web and online staff who are delivering website and online products for their organization

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, April 1 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

RSVP on Meetup

PRESENTER

Michael Roy for Net2vanMichael Roy is the Director of Communications at the BC NDP. He oversees the party’s digital outreach and paid media, and had the pleasure of working with a talented team during the last campaign.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van

Presenter: @mikelroy

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

Canada’s Leading Entrepreneurship Organization Launches Startup Canada Awards

Startup Canada will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

“Starting a company is a difficult task; entrepreneurs need a variety of elements to be successful including mentorship, encouragement, talented people, funding and a network of contacts” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “Itis important to recognize and celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada; increase awareness of theentrepreneurial community.”

Nominations and applications for the following awards will be accepted until April 12 at 5.00pm EST.

Regional semi-finalists will be announced in May at ceremonies in Vancouver, Calgary, London, Montreal and Halifax. Final awards will be presented on June 12 at the CN Tower in Toronto. All events will feature an awards ceremony, red carpet reception and a VIP Wolf Blass wine-tasting lounge.

Entrepreneurs and Enterprising Canadians are invited to submit nominations and applications until April 12. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to be part of the adjudication process by making comments and sharing their opinions on www.startupaward.ca. These comments will be taken into consideration by an adjudication panel of well-known Canadian entrepreneurs who will determine the award recipients.

Please visit http://www.startupaward.ca for award descriptions and to submit your nomination or application today! Contact press@startupcan.ca for interviews and inquiries.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada, as the voice of entrepreneurs, leads Canada’s grassroots effort to build a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that will fuel economic prosperity from coast to coast.

Since 2012, Startup Canada has launched 20 Startup Communities, built a network of more than 60,000 Canadians, worked with 400 partner organizations and 300 volunteers, and has become a leading catalyst in the global entrepreneurship movement as the secretariat of the Startup Nations and the founding investor in Startup Generation. To find out more, visit www.startupcan.ca.

[Feb 20] Cyberbullying and Youth: What are we really talking about?

RSVP: http://goo.gl/V6Ugw8

With unprecedented access to technology, young people today are carrying the internet in their pockets and communicating with their peers more than ever before. But what happens when their behaviour turns negative and schoolyard bullying moves online? Educators report that cyberbullying is as big an issue as smoking and drugs among youth today. Anonymity and peer pressure can fuel negative online behaviour with severe and often tragic consequences. But where does this behaviour start? What are the various forms and consequences of cyberbullying? Most importantly, what are we supposed to do about it?

Join YWCA Metro Vancouver and HootSuite for an interactive panel discussion with a group of experts, who will answer these questions. In honour of Pink Shirt Day, a national day of bullying prevention, we will explore themes surrounding cyberbullying and discuss solutions for parents, teachers, youth workers and peers to help mitigate the harmful impacts cyberbullying has on youth today.

Panelists:

  • Sioned Dyer, Mentorship Coordinator, Youth Facilitator. YWCA Metro Vancouver
  •  Jesse Miller, Founder, Mediated Reality
  • Sgt. Mathias Van Laer, E Division RCMP Integrated Child Exploitation
  • Jennifer Shapka, PhD, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology with a focus on adolescent behaviour
  • Chris Bolton, National Youth Ambassador at the Next Big Thing Foundation

Agenda

5:30 – 6:00: Registration

6:00 – 6:30: Mingling / networking / refreshments

6:30 – 7:30: Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 : Wrap up

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Who would you recommend for Net2van’s conference?

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NetSquared Vancouver (aka Net Tuesday) is planning our fourth annual conference for nonprofit technologists and this year we’re inviting senior leaders from the charitable sector to join the conversation.

I’m reaching out to you because you are connected and a leader when it comes to nonprofits creating real online strategies. Can you recommend two speakers to me? (nominating yourself is acceptable!)

What I’m looking for: a strategic thinker and innovator with an expertise in the nonprofit sector who can help nonprofit leaders think clearly about what’s important as their organizations inevitably become internet-centric.

We are recruiting experienced, polished speakers who have the energy to captivate an audience of approximately 100.

Format: our target length for presentations is 20 minutes (with one opportunity for a 1 hour keynote)

Honorarium: $200

Location: given our budget we are targeting speakers within a 4 hour radius

The nomination

Please forward the presenter(s) name, email address and one sentence about their area of expertise. If you have a link to a video of a prior presentation even better!

Send your nominations to eli@net2van.com

Event details follow

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Date: Friday, May 9, 2014. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver BC.

Tickets: http://goo.gl/FKKWe0

# of attendees: 100

The Digital Nonprofit

How can nonprofit organizations make technology a benefit, not a burden?

There’s an expectation that your organization has to be constantly connected to the web and responsive 24/7.You’re on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and all the rest, but are you achieving your mission?

Join leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors who will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

This one day conference is specifically designed to help NGOs build their understanding of current and future trends, hear from the experts, and learn about innovative approaches to digital engagement.

Who should attend?

  • Nonprofit leaders who are responsible for their organization’s strategy
  • Digital staff and fundraisers who execute online campaigns
  • Program and support staff who want to work more effectively to engage their stakeholders

#VanCM: Let’s Party! How to Create a Buzz-Worthy Event

Learn how to:

  • Get sponsors and partners
  • Invite influencers and VIPs
  • Get media attention
  • Get your guests talking before, during and after your event

Bonus tips: Top 20 Event Planning Do’s & Don’ts

This event is for marketers, communicators, nonprofits and everyone else who wants to host amazing events.

RSVP on Meetup.com

When: Monday, February 24, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Executive Briefing Centre at SAP, 910 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC.

AGENDA

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM: The main event!
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM: Q&A and Wrap

PRESENTER

Kei Baritugo | @BoldLove

Principal, BoldLove Communications



Kei Baritugo is an accomplished communications professional with 10 years of local, national and international experience in the arts & entertainment and nonprofit sectors. A lover of “What if’s” and “Aha!” moments that challenge conventional thinking, she specializes in generating strategic solutions for her clients. Her boutique public relations agency, BoldLove Communications, has provided outstanding services to award-winning clients at notable events such as South by Southwest, Cannes Film Festival, The Vancouver Olympics, JUNO Awards, and Sundance Film Festival, to name a few. In her spare time, she is a contributor for The Vancouver Observer, covering film, music and technology.

TWITTER

  • Event hashtag: #vanCM
  • Hosts: @Net2van and @marketing_girl
  • Presenter: @BoldLove
  • Venue sponsor: #SAPVancouver

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue has ramps and elevators and is wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.